Introduction: Mini Driving Instructables Robot

Today I will be showing you how to make a mini Instructables robot that drives on its own. It is a really simple project that you and your family will enjoy. After making the robot you will feel like you have your own robot pet always by your side (just remember to change his batteries).


For this project you will need:

  • A Hobby DC motor with wheels and axels
  • Lego for the front wheels and base
  • Wires
  • Battery Pack
  • AA Batteries
  • Switch
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors

Step 1: The Wiring Process

This is the hardest step. Follow the picture above and the diagram of how to properly wire the system. When securing the wires use hot glue or if possible use a solder it is more difficult but it will last longer but I just used a hot glue gun and it worked perfectly. Make sure that before gluing the wires the connection was perfect.

Step 2: Sucering the Base and Front Wheels

Hot glue the flap coming off the back of the lego base to the top of the motor where the wires connect.

Step 3: Putting the Battery Pack on the Base and Connecting the Switch to It

Hot glue the battery pack to the top of the base and then at the top of the battery pack hot glue the switch.

Step 4: Building the Robots Body

Cut a strip of construction paper just taller than battery pack and about 8 inches long. Fold the paper as showing in the pictures above. Hot glue the end of the strip to make a rectangular cube and glue the back of the cube to the back of the battery pack (as shown above). Then cut out a piece of paper that can fit at the top of the rectangle. Then glue it to the top of the rectangle but still leaving a flap to get to the switch.

Step 5: Making the Robots Head

Cut a strip of paper and fold it to make 5 even squares. Then glue on a square to another to make a cube. Cut a piece of paper to go on the top and glue it on. Then glue it to the top of the robot's body right behind the fold for the flap.

Step 6: Making the Robots Arms

Cut two even strips of paper and fold the end outwards. then glue it to the base of the robot.

Step 7: Decorate the Robot

Draw buttons on the robot's body and a face on the head. Add details to the arms and hands.

Step 8: Turn on and Enjoy

Flip your switch and watch it zoooooooooom across the room

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